Read more: German Ambassador to the Czech Republic visited the Joint Chemical, Biological, Radiological and...

The German Ambassador to the Czech Republic, H.E. Dr Christoph ISRANG, visited the Joint Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defence Centre of Excellence (JCBRN Defence COE) in Vyškov, Czech Republic on 20 May 2021. He was accompanied by Defence Attaché Lieutenant Colonel (G.S.) Holger OSWALD. Lieutenant Colonel Oswald visited the Centre previously on 12 June 2020 to prepare for the Ambassador’s visit. The visit was hosted by JCBRN Defence COE Director, Colonel David MARTÍNEK (CZE-ARMY), and the Deputy Director, Colonel Wolfgang REICH (DEU-Army). H.E. Dr ISRANG has been representing the Federal Republic of Germany in Prague since 8 August 2017. He previously attended training to become a reserve officer within the German Airforce with the rank of Colonel. H.E. Dr ISRANG is also closely related to CBRN defence from his previous position as the German Permanent Representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague from July 2014 to August 2017. By the way, since these days he knows Major František PAVLÁSEK, who is currently working for the Centre’s Transformation Support Department.

Read more: NATO-EU Cooperation - A CBRN Civil-Military Cooperation Experiment

NATO has several tools, capabilities, and partnerships, such as with the EU, it can use to enhance Allied CBRN defence capabilities. These include Civil Preparedness, a fundamental part of NATO’s approach to CBRN defence. Civil Preparedness aims to raise awareness of the CBRN environment, advise NATO Allies and partners on managing the consequences of a CBRN incident, and share best practice.

Read more: 11ᵗʰ Czech Military March

Annually, there are two marches in South Moravia – one in May and one in September. The first called the „Military March“ is in the beginning of May commemorating the end of the second world war on 8th May 1945, and the second called the “Czech Statehood March” is at the end of September to remember Czech statehood on the 28th of September which is also the anniversary of death of St. Wenceslas 929 or 935.